Janet was there, busily preparing her French lesson for M. le Comte. She was a very ambitious girl, and was determined to carry off as many prizes as possible at the coming midsummer examinations. She scarcely raised her eyes when Olive appeared."You know perfectly well what I mean," she answered; "you know who the enemy is—at least you know who is your enemy."
"Caspar shied at something," she said.
The school stood on the side of a hill, which faced downward to the sea. Its aspect was south, and it was sheltered from the east and west winds by a thick plantation of young trees, which looked green and fresh in the spring, and were beginning already to afford a delightful shade in hot weather."But Mrs. Freeman said——""Yes, in one minute, Janet! I don't know what I'm to do, Marshall," continued Dorothy. "I should not venture to speak to Mrs. Freeman on the subject; she would be very, very angry."
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"Oh, how very funny—how—how unpleasant. Did you tell papa about that when he arranged to send me here?"
An audible titter was heard down the table, and Mrs. Freeman turned somewhat red."How can I possibly guess?""Thank God for that, my darling," said Mrs. Freeman. She put her arm round the young girl, kissed her tenderly, and drew her away from Bridget.
Mrs. Freeman and Miss Patience had driven away in a very smart carriage with a pair of horses to meet her."And we are not allowed to go out of the grounds by ourselves," cried several other voices.
Bridget felt a wild desire to rush after Miss Patience, and defying all punishment and all commands, appear as usual in the dining room.